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View of the abbot's kitchen, Glastonbury, Somersetshire

View of the abbot's kitchen, Glastonbury, Somersetshire

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1761

Shelfmark: Ktop XXXVIII

Item number: 6-e-1

Genre: Topographical Drawing

Glastonbury Abbey was one of the richest and most impressive English medieval abbeys. The building pictured remains perhaps the best-preserved medieval kitchen in Europe, and probably dates from the late 14th century. The interior is a square room, with a fireplace set in to each of the four corners, hence the building's octagonal exterior. The eight-sided pyramidal roof is topped with a lantern structure.

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